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2019-2020

My Favorite Cars – Lingenfelter Collection

Ken Lingenfelter

My Favorite Cars
Speaker: Ken Lingenfelter

Sep. 16, 2019
7819 Lochlin Dr, Brighton, MI 48116

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM Tour
7:45 PM Program

Our September meeting is a tour of the Lingenfelter Collection. This is the premier car collection in the Mid West. It is not open to the public but it is available for special events. This event is scheduled for Monday Sept. 16, 5 pm to 9 pm, at 7819 Lochlin Dr. in Brighton, Michigan. View classic, exotic, and unique automobiles as Ken Lingenfelter speaks about his collection and presents his favorite automobiles.

Do not miss this opportunity to visit the Lingenfelter Collection and meet Ken Lingenfelter. What started out as five cars packed into a modest three-car garage has grown into a huge, beautiful collection of unique cars in a 40,000 square foot space. While the collection is not open to the public, it is available for corporate and charity events. Ken supports the American Cancer Society with moneys from tour events. This tour is a charity event.

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2019-2020

Back to the Bricks – MidMichigan SAE Presents the Harlow H Curtice Award

Sat., Aug. 10, 2019
Downtown, Flint, MI

Press Release

The Mid-Michigan Section of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) is proud to announce the Harlow H. Curtice Memorial Trophy to be awarded at the 7th Annual “Back to the Bricks” celebration in Flint, Michigan on August 20, 2011. The award will be presented to either the Buick or Chevrolet that Harlow Curtice would most like to drive.

Harlow H. Curtice, a long time Flint resident and civic supporter, retired as General Motors 11th President on August 31, 1958.

Harlow Curtice began his General Motors Career at the AC Spark Plug Division in early 1915. He was named General Manager of AC in 1929. He became General Manager of Buick in 1934 and was named Executive Vice President of General Motors in September, 1949. It was in this position that he approved the 1953 Buick V-8 engine and the 1953 Corvette for production in Flint.

Curtice was elected President of GM on February 3rd 1953. During his tenure as President, Curtice championed V-8 engines, including the Buick “Nail-head” and the Chevrolet small block, automatic transmissions, power steering and brakes, GM’s Fuel Injection and air- conditioning.

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2018-2019

FREE EVENT – Formula SAE Racing

Wed.-Sat., May 8-11, 2019
Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI 

Details here

About Formula SAE® Series

In 1981, SAE International (formerly known as Society of Automotive Engineers) developed and managed the first Formula SAE® (FSAE®) student competition with assistance of Ron Matthews, Professor at University of Texas. SAE International operated the only Formula SAE competition for 17 years before its partnership with IMeche (Institution of Mechanical Engineers) in England where the brand “Formula Student” was developed. Since its inception, Formula SAE has expanded and includes many spin-off events. In the North America there are three competitions managed by SAE International one in Michigan, California and Ontario, Canada. Internationally, the expansion of Formula SAE/Formula Student brand has exploded to over 20 competitions currently hosted by engineering societies or private business.

The Formula SAE competitions challenge teams of university undergraduate and graduate students to conceive, design, fabricate, develop and compete with small, formula style vehicles. The competition is an engineering education competition that requires performance demonstration of vehicles in a series of events, both off track and on track against the clock. Each competition gives teams the chance to demonstrate their creativity and engineering skills in comparison to teams from other universities around the world.

Teams are to assume that they work for an engineering firm that is designing, fabricating, testing and demonstrating a prototype vehicle. The vehicle should have high performance and be sufficiently durable to successfully complete all the event at the Formula SAE competitions. Each student team design will be judged and evaluated again other competing designs in a series of Static and Dynamic events to determine the vehicle that best meets the design goals and profitably built and marketed.

Formula SAE promotes careers and excellence in engineering as it encompasses all aspects of the automotive industry including research, design, manufacturing, testing, developing, marketing, management and finances.

In 2006, Dartmouth College (partnered with SAE International) created the fuel alternative event Formula Hybrid using Formula SAE cars with gasoline-electric hybrid power plants.

In 2013, Formula SAE saw the implementation of battery electric class to the portfolio already containing internal combustion gasoline.

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2018-2019

Zora Arkus-Duntov Midship Corvette History Legend or Myth

Ken Kayser, Author
Program Chair: Mark Pope
Monday, 29-Apr-2019

Holiday Inn, Flint, MI 

Ken’s forty-year career of assignments in engineering and management ended with his involvement in the Mid-engine Corvette program when he retired. The author’s vast and unique experiences provide extraordinary insight of the inner workings of then the world’s largest corporation General Motors, Chevrolet Motor Division and Zora Arkus-Duntov’s as yet unknown and unheralded Corvette achievements. Ken will be offering autographed copies of his books for sale at this event.

General Motors never reported the true fundamental reason why Edward N. Cole was sent to Chevrolet Motor Division as Chief Engineer on May 1, 1952. Likewise, Ed Cole never reported his fundamental reason for hiring Zora Arkus-Duntov on May 1, 1953. Everything was GM Top-Secret!

Ed Cole’s top-secret 1952 assignment at Chevrolet was GM’s largest automobile program in its history aimed at re-inventing the automobile. The true GM re-invention and rear-engine development story actually began with GM’s prolific inventor Charles “Boss” Kettering in 1932 and a few such WWII military vehicles were produced. The re-invented passenger car project began again in 1945 with GM President “Engine” Charley Wilson’s announcement only to vanish in 1947 due to unavoidable US government political circumstances. The GM re-invention project was then resumed again in 1951 at Charles Chayne’s GM’s Engineering Staff by John Dolza and Daryl Caris.

Ed Cole was assigned to lead GM’s Top-secret re-invention project in 1952 by GM Executive V.P. Harlow H. Curtice; well-known around Flint and at Buick, and, to the S.A.E.

Mr. Cole hired Zora Arkus-Duntov in 1953 as his top-secret project development engineer at Chevrolet R&D. Ed Cole, John Dolza and Daryl Caris’ top-secret prototype all-aluminum rear-engine, transaxle-transmission and independent rear suspension was cobbled by Zora into his 1953 Corvette, for road test development in early 1954. Zora officially began his quest for a production prototype mid-ship Corvette in 1957, and never looked back.

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2018-2019

Collegiate Chapter Projects

Presentation Competition
Speaker: SAE Collegiate Members
Program Chair: Mark Pope
Thursday, 21-Feb-2019

Bavarian Inn Lodge Conference Center, Frankenmuth, MI 

Please join us as we observe “National Engineers Week” with a banquet and technical program featuring presentations by students from Central Michigan University, Kettering University, Saginaw Valley State University, and The Kettering University AutoDrive Challenge Team.

The students are members of SAE Collegiate Chapter project teams which compete in the SAE Collegiate Design Series http://students.sae.org/cds/ The design series has grown from a national competition to an international competition featuring students from Asia, Europe, North and South America.

During this year’s banquet, the teams present will compete for the annual “SAE Collegiate Cup” presented by the Mid-Michigan Section. This event’s competition will be judged based upon the quality of the oral presentation of the team’s “Design Series” project.

Special Guest Speaker

Mark Miller General Director – Retail

Dealer Channel at General Motors

Director – Aftersales Propulsion Engineering

Director – Global Dealer Service & Warranty Operations
Mark has extensive global knowledge and experience with wholly owned, joint venture and alliance partners throughout the world. He has broad experience in engineering, sales, aftersales and marketing. Mark began his GM career in 1990.

Mark earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and a Masters of Engineering Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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2018-2019

The Inside Story of Cadillac Racing

Laura W.Klasuer, Cadillac Racing Program Manager
Program Chair: Bernard Santavy
Monday, 12-Nov-2018

Holiday Inn, Flint, MI 



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2018-2019

Michigan Metrology Presentation

Donald K. Cohen, Ph.D.,
Program Chair: Bernard Santavy
Thursday, 4-Oct-2018

Holiday Inn, Flint, MI 

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2018-2019

American Gasser

TJ, Amerian Gasser
Program Chair: Bernard Santavy
Monday, 17-Sep-2018

Holiday Inn, Flint, MI 

Categories
2017-2018

FREE EVENT – Formula SAE Racing

Correction: Wed.-Sat., May 9-12, 2018
Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI 

Details here

About Formula SAE® Series

In 1981, SAE International (formerly known as Society of Automotive Engineers) developed and managed the first Formula SAE® (FSAE®) student competition with assistance of Ron Matthews, Professor at University of Texas. SAE International operated the only Formula SAE competition for 17 years before its partnership with IMeche (Institution of Mechanical Engineers) in England where the brand “Formula Student” was developed. Since its inception, Formula SAE has expanded and includes many spin-off events. In the North America there are three competitions managed by SAE International one in Michigan, California and Ontario, Canada. Internationally, the expansion of Formula SAE/Formula Student brand has exploded to over 20 competitions currently hosted by engineering societies or private business.

The Formula SAE competitions challenge teams of university undergraduate and graduate students to conceive, design, fabricate, develop and compete with small, formula style vehicles. The competition is an engineering education competition that requires performance demonstration of vehicles in a series of events, both off track and on track against the clock. Each competition gives teams the chance to demonstrate their creativity and engineering skills in comparison to teams from other universities around the world.

Teams are to assume that they work for an engineering firm that is designing, fabricating, testing and demonstrating a prototype vehicle. The vehicle should have high performance and be sufficiently durable to successfully complete all the event at the Formula SAE competitions. Each student team design will be judged and evaluated again other competing designs in a series of Static and Dynamic events to determine the vehicle that best meets the design goals and profitably built and marketed.

Formula SAE promotes careers and excellence in engineering as it encompasses all aspects of the automotive industry including research, design, manufacturing, testing, developing, marketing, management and finances.

In 2006, Dartmouth College (partnered with SAE International) created the fuel alternative event Formula Hybrid using Formula SAE cars with gasoline-electric hybrid power plants.

In 2013, Formula SAE saw the implementation of battery electric class to the portfolio already containing internal combustion gasoline.

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2017-2018

2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV Event

Timothy M. Grewe,General Director, Electrification, General Motors
Program Chair: Mark Pope
Monday, 16-Apr-2018

Holiday Inn, Flint, MI 

Tim is the General Director, Electrification for General Motors. His responsibilities include the design, development, and certification of multiple Hybrid and Electric products including the Chevrolet Bolt EV.

Tim will be discussing GM’s Electrification vision, describe the Chevrolet Bolt’s product development, and identify the individual engineering skills required to be globally competitive in electrification technology.

Tim received a BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a MSEE from Syracuse University.